Free Dental Care Offered To Veterans April 2 At Ross's Landing

Thursday, March 7, 2019

The Southeast Tennessee Veterans Coalition, Friends of the Festival and City of Chattanooga have teamed up with Aspen Dental’s MouthMobile to provide free dental care to veterans. The MouthMobile will arrive in Chattanooga at Ross’s Landing on Tuesday, April 2. Chattanooga is one of 30 stops that the MouthMobile is making across the country. Appointment times are required; veterans may call Barbara Agee at 423-756-2212 or email barbara@riverbendfestival.com.

"The MouthMobile is Aspen Dental’s 42-foot long dental office on wheels. It travels state to state giving veterans the dental care they need for a healthy mouth at no cost," officials said. "Since 2014, Aspen Dental practices across the country have donated over $13 million in dentistry services and helped more than 21,000 veterans as part of the Healthy Mouth Movement, which includes both the MouthMobile and a nationwide day of service when Aspen Dental practices across the country open their doors to provide free care to veterans."

“I am honored to be a part of this program, and I look forward to serving as many veterans as possible on the MouthMobile.  Aspen Dental is meeting a real need many veterans have, and I’m grateful for the Aspen Dental teams who are volunteering their time,” said Laura Sage of Aspen Dental, who is helping coordinate the MouthMobile tour that will be coming to Chattanooga.

“After working to end veteran homelessness in the City of Chattanooga, we are grateful to our community partners who are stepping up to continue to provide services for these men and women,” said Chattanooga Mayor Andy Berke.

“As a veteran and some 120 days before the fourth anniversary of July 16, 2015, with Chattanooga emotions so patriotic, the Veterans Coalition is most pleased to be a part of providing a service so needed by veterans,” said retired U. S. Navy Captain Mickey McCamish, Coalition chairman. 

“What an honor for Friends of the Festival at the site that we produced Chattanooga Unite, brought LST 325 and the Vietnam War Veterans Memorial Wall to now host the Aspen Dental MouthMobile for veterans,” said Chip Baker, executive director, and Friends of the Festival.


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